We have extensive experience in the evaluation and the determination of the root causes and mechanisms of failure of cutlery, flatware, knives, blades, kitchen gadgets, tools and cookware.
Much of this work is done for Trading Standards Authorities in the UK, consumer bodies, retailers, distributors and manufacturers throughout the world. Recently, we have investigated the following:
|Corrosion / Rust in Dishwashing Machines|
|Weld, Solder and Brazing Failures|
|Staining, Rusting and Tarnishing|
|Inadequate and Unsafe Design and Manufacture|
|Premature Loss of Sharpness and Cutting Ability|
|Metallic and Plastic Fracture and Fatigue of Products|
|Environmental Corrosion and Stress Cracking|
|Loss of Lustre, Polish and Discoloration|
|Human Physiological Reaction to Materials and Products|
|Product Contamination from Packaging Materials|
In addition, we offer advice and consultancy to product designers, specifiers and manufacturers in failure avoidance and prevention.